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Forum: UV/IR Thermal or Xray Photography December 17th, 2018, 09:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 25
Posted By Asher Kelman
BART, I think the butterflies clearly have...

BART,

I think the butterflies clearly have it this time!

How does the bg come about uniform violet in that third image? Do you have choices? Can you use a non-reflective surface to appear...
Forum: UV/IR Thermal or Xray Photography December 16th, 2018, 10:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 96
Posted By Asher Kelman
Yes, that’s an ideal way of working, Klaus. I...

Yes, that’s an ideal way of working, Klaus. I think that’s the discipline Nicolas Claris, Jim Galli and Maris Rusis use, and they are the best!

I am a “constructionist”. Hardly anything is...
Forum: Asher Kelman's Public and Private Art December 12th, 2018, 01:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 146
Posted By Asher Kelman
Ahah, James, I understand your concept now!...

Ahah, James,

I understand your concept now! But I wanted her to decidedly look away from her nose, and at us! I will think about your own preference for eye-nose alignment in portraits to prevent...
Forum: Asher Kelman's Public and Private Art December 12th, 2018, 12:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 146
Posted By Asher Kelman
Whites in the eyes? That’s a trompe de l’oeil for...

Whites in the eyes? That’s a trompe de l’oeil for you! It only appears that way as the bg is black. There image is out of the camera and uncorrected!

But when I process it from RAW I will look out...
Forum: UV/IR Thermal or Xray Photography December 12th, 2018, 12:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 96
Posted By Asher Kelman
I made several logical errors. I meant to compare...

I made several logical errors. I meant to compare the leaky filter image with that from an ordinary visible light optic with a non-modified sensor.

On first impression, I like the pastel colors...
Forum: UV/IR Thermal or Xray Photography December 11th, 2018, 01:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 96
Posted By Asher Kelman
But like a cheaper date, thrill might come...

But like a cheaper date, thrill might come easier!

At a cost, LOL!

From the esthetic standpoint, the leakage does make for a prettier flower for our, (albeit limited), human perception! We...
Forum: Asher Kelman's Public and Private Art December 10th, 2018, 07:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 146
Posted By Asher Kelman
http://openphotographyforums.com/2018_AK/IMG_4451_...

http://openphotographyforums.com/2018_AK/IMG_4451_800.jpg

Asher Kelman: French Model #2

March 2018 Los Angeles

jpg out of the camera, not edited
Forum: Asher Kelman's Public and Private Art December 10th, 2018, 06:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 146
Posted By Asher Kelman
Thanks James for the visit and the feedback. I...

Thanks James for the visit and the feedback. I always welcome your ideas.

Asher
Forum: Asher Kelman's Public and Private Art December 9th, 2018, 09:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 146
Posted By Asher Kelman
The “dots” are round openings, empty spaces. So...

The “dots” are round openings, empty spaces. So on the left, one sees either “camel hair color” the hue of the cloth, or where there is space, black.

Near the lights, the cloth underneath is...
Forum: Asher Kelman's Public and Private Art December 9th, 2018, 06:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 146
Posted By Asher Kelman
Thanks for commenting, Peter! Yes, she’s...

Thanks for commenting, Peter!

Yes, she’s into the fronds. The cloth does have two materials. Could be that my lights have caused the effect you see. It,s white light and perhaps I need to...
Forum: Asher Kelman's Public and Private Art December 9th, 2018, 12:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 146
Posted By Asher Kelman
Folk I love to work with in my studio!

It's busy, I really have no idea what I am going to do that day. It happens spontaneously: what clothes are available, did we get a makeup artist, is Kirstie my assistant available or off shooting in...
Forum: Art Theory: Idea workshop. November 30th, 2018, 03:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,831
Posted By Asher Kelman
Yes, Jim, this is why we need you. Your picture...

Yes, Jim, this is why we need you. Your picture could not be created by any other means. The painting of the in focus image by OOF "angel dust" glow, (from the lens periphery), is to me so dream like...
Forum: UV/IR Thermal or Xray Photography November 30th, 2018, 03:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 107
Posted By Asher Kelman
I love sun flowers and only recently have I come...

I love sun flowers and only recently have I come to really appreciate the added beauty of the insect landing center where the pollination work is to be done. The myriads of packed flowerless making...
Forum: Art Theory: Idea workshop. November 28th, 2018, 03:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,831
Posted By Asher Kelman
Back to Mobile Phones versus Pro Caneras!

It’s you that more often sets me straight, an I appreciate your courtesy and forbearance.

Back to pixels. ALL the cameras are improving fast, but today, the smartest technology is within pure...
Forum: Art Theory: Idea workshop. November 28th, 2018, 09:04 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,831
Posted By Asher Kelman
I do! But we have homeless dwellings along main...

I do! But we have homeless dwellings along main streets now. It has become acceptable. Cities remove park benches to dis-encourage homeless from sleeping in tourist spots!

Blacks got their...
Forum: Art Theory: Idea workshop. November 28th, 2018, 05:13 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,831
Posted By Asher Kelman
Hi Jerome, You often are a valuable guide...

Hi Jerome,

You often are a valuable guide for me! I embedded myself in very detailed study of the Armenian genocide. I try to understand both Ottoman and German motivations. I have attended ma not...
Forum: Art Theory: Idea workshop. November 27th, 2018, 11:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,831
Posted By Asher Kelman
https://www.klavier-kreisel.de/media/catalog/produ...

https://www.klavier-kreisel.de/media/catalog/product/cache/e4d64343b1bc593f1c5348fe05efa4a6/h/t/httpswww.klavier-kreisel.defileadmininhaltebilderinstrumenteboesendorferstandard_170_offen_ohne_bank_ska...
Forum: Art Theory: Idea workshop. November 26th, 2018, 03:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,831
Posted By Asher Kelman
Bösendorfer pianos are amongst the elite of the...

Bösendorfer pianos are amongst the elite of the finest musical instruments. They come from Austria.

To me, however, they also contains the voices of so many destroyed people! I wondered why Jews...
Forum: Art Theory: Idea workshop. November 26th, 2018, 03:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,831
Posted By Asher Kelman
Well, I must admit that is particularly...

Well, I must admit that is particularly impressive!

.....and totally believable!

I love it and even with my iPhone 6+ I can’t do better!

Asher
Forum: Art Theory: Idea workshop. November 26th, 2018, 11:11 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,831
Posted By Asher Kelman
With stitching, one can make very believably...

With stitching, one can make very believably impressive pianos with a cell phone.

With the latest iPhones one can simulate a dreamy b.g. bokeh of a regular wide aperture portrait lens.

Still,...
Forum: UV/IR Thermal or Xray Photography November 16th, 2018, 12:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 231
Posted By Asher Kelman
Wonderful article. Can we be proud? Well I am...

Wonderful article. Can we be proud? Well I am already boasting on your behalf.

Asher
Forum: UV/IR Thermal or Xray Photography November 15th, 2018, 10:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 231
Posted By Asher Kelman
This could be used in building construction to...

This could be used in building construction to discern material switching or some defects perhaps!

Already it is used in looking for infestations or diseas and ripening in crops!

Asher
Forum: Art Theory: Idea workshop. November 1st, 2018, 09:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 365
Posted By Asher Kelman
For me, privately shown art is very different...

For me, privately shown art is very different than that for the public space.

In private, we a ethnically proud of our heritage, religious or not and to different extent comfortable with the human...
Forum: Art Theory: Idea workshop. November 1st, 2018, 09:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 365
Posted By Asher Kelman
What stimulates me to create: I am greedy for...

What stimulates me to create: I am greedy for beauty, a butterfly that flutters past, an autumn sienna leaf swirled away by rainwater, a father, (daughter on his shoulders), vanishing in a crowd, the...
Forum: Art Theory: Idea workshop. November 1st, 2018, 09:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 365
Posted By Asher Kelman
The Origin and drive behind Art

"What is art?" might be the essential start to looking at inspiration and forces that guide each of us on our "Journeys to the Masterpiece".

My own working concept is that



Art is an...
Forum: UV/IR Thermal or Xray Photography October 24th, 2018, 01:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 640
Posted By Asher Kelman
Especially the second picture is atmospheric and...

Especially the second picture is atmospheric and otherworldly in a pleasant mind opening way!

Asher
Forum: UV/IR Thermal or Xray Photography October 24th, 2018, 01:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 640
Posted By Asher Kelman
Klaus, I have been reading up a lot! Insects...

Klaus,

I have been reading up a lot! Insects have s great capability of perceiving specific degrees of rotation or spiral continuous rotation, separately from color! That is amazing!

They use...
Forum: UV/IR Thermal or Xray Photography October 23rd, 2018, 03:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 640
Posted By Asher Kelman
Beautiful! Now Klaus, Have you also...

Beautiful!

Now Klaus,

Have you also looked into any polarization effects? Can insects detect rotation on UV energies or onlybin the visible spectrum?

How would you find out?

What would...
Forum: Art from Found Photographs October 22nd, 2018, 11:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 547
Posted By Asher Kelman
Per, I am so impressed. I would love to see...

Per,

I am so impressed. I would love to see the detail and how Pelle approached the abstraction!

Are there more pictures from the exhibition?

Do we get to listen to the music?

Asher
Forum: UV/IR Thermal or Xray Photography September 26th, 2018, 10:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,595
Posted By Asher Kelman
Steve, But why are these various different...

Steve,

But why are these various different “UV” filters used? Artistic photography, multispectral analysis of crops, archaeology, military intelligence or what?

Asher
Forum: UV/IR Thermal or Xray Photography September 26th, 2018, 07:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,595
Posted By Asher Kelman
Steve, Can you explain why the filter is...

Steve,

Can you explain why the filter is being used in these 4 pictures? What needs to be shown that the filters help show?

Asher
Forum: UV/IR Thermal or Xray Photography September 26th, 2018, 01:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,595
Posted By Asher Kelman
I really enjoy details about your flowers and the...

I really enjoy details about your flowers and the filters you use or might design.Allow me to discuss OPF philosophy on exactness and truth! One can jump to the last few sentences, below, 🐝 🐝 to get...
Forum: UV/IR Thermal or Xray Photography September 22nd, 2018, 09:37 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,595
Posted By Asher Kelman
Thanks Reed for the interesting picture that...

Thanks Reed for the interesting picture that initiated this discussion. Thanks Steve and Klaus for expanding on Reed’s useful information on UV filters.

Altogether, you guys have added a major...
Forum: UV/IR Thermal or Xray Photography September 17th, 2018, 11:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,371
Posted By Asher Kelman
Steve, I am persuaded that any way folk...

Steve,

I am persuaded that any way folk present is fine as there’s a wish to pick favorites and comment on the group.

Asher
Forum: UV/IR Thermal or Xray Photography September 17th, 2018, 06:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,371
Posted By Asher Kelman
Steve, For Bob’s wonderful bird pictures,...

Steve,

For Bob’s wonderful bird pictures, they tell a story and a sequence is great. The pictures are each exceptional but not intense as the IR pictures. For many street series’s too, we can see...
Forum: UV/IR Thermal or Xray Photography September 17th, 2018, 02:00 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,371
Posted By Asher Kelman
Steve, Everyone has their own approaches. I...

Steve,

Everyone has their own approaches. I respect you liking the pictures having neighbors. I also like that in a series about something like a rally, a parade or a busy street.

Still, I...
Forum: UV/IR Thermal or Xray Photography September 16th, 2018, 05:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,371
Posted By Asher Kelman
I like to give my full attention to your...

I like to give my full attention to your photographs, each on its own!

That’s what they deserve!

Asher
Forum: UV/IR Thermal or Xray Photography September 16th, 2018, 03:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,371
Posted By Asher Kelman
Bob, The pleasure from contemplating a well...

Bob,

The pleasure from contemplating a well planned and executed work of art is the reward you give us in taking your time.

One can only enjoy one great French wine at a time, one Kubrick movie...
Forum: UV/IR Thermal or Xray Photography September 15th, 2018, 03:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,371
Posted By Asher Kelman
So tell me Bob, Do you see any emotional...

So tell me Bob,

Do you see any emotional benefit or enhanced experience in how I have presented your pictures isolated, compared to showing 3, one on top of the other?

Asher
Forum: UV/IR Thermal or Xray Photography September 15th, 2018, 03:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,371
Posted By Asher Kelman
Your IR pictures are not “”Awkward”, far from it,...

Your IR pictures are not “”Awkward”, far from it, they are well balanced, self assured to the nth and totally balanced.

UV insect vision might appear awkward as it provides color patterns we never...
Forum: UV/IR Thermal or Xray Photography September 15th, 2018, 02:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 654
Posted By Asher Kelman
One cannot but admit these are impressive. ...

One cannot but admit these are impressive.

Is there a market for such images or is this just for showing capabilities of such IR filters.

I am not sure how this should be presented. Have you...
Forum: UV/IR Thermal or Xray Photography September 15th, 2018, 11:06 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,371
Posted By Asher Kelman
Bob, It’s far easier on the eye to see just...

Bob,

It’s far easier on the eye to see just one such intense image surrounded by adequate white space!
Forum: UV/IR Thermal or Xray Photography September 9th, 2018, 05:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 447
Posted By Asher Kelman
Bob, These are impressive in B&W. ...

Bob,

These are impressive in B&W.


Nikon D800M,Noflexar 35mm f/3.5, Baader U
1/50s f/8 at 35.0mm iso2000


http://www.pbase.com/bobfriedman/image/168017846/original.jpg
Forum: Interactive Artist Showcase August 18th, 2018, 09:14 AM
Replies: 18
Exhibition Quality Pictures for Discussion and Questions: OPF Gallery One, "By Appointment only"
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Posted By Asher Kelman
Yes, one photograph about 11 months ago and a...

Yes, one photograph about 11 months ago and a second 3 months ago.

Asher
Forum: UV/IR Thermal or Xray Photography August 13th, 2018, 11:20 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,595
Posted By Asher Kelman
Thanks for the info. I found that site, but I am...

Thanks for the info. I found that site, but I am unfamiliar with her work.

Is there somewhere a list of non specialist lenses suitable for your filters?

Also, do you similarly design IR...
Forum: UV/IR Thermal or Xray Photography August 13th, 2018, 01:30 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,595
Posted By Asher Kelman
Hmm, I have to check! I may have that lens! ...

Hmm, I have to check! I may have that lens!

Tell us about your UV filter production, seems interesting and useful!

Asher
Forum: UV/IR Thermal or Xray Photography August 12th, 2018, 08:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,595
Posted By Asher Kelman
Explain to me how sufficient UV light gets into...

Explain to me how sufficient UV light gets into the camera! Do you have a special quartz optic?

Asher
Forum: UV/IR Thermal or Xray Photography August 9th, 2018, 05:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 988
Posted By Asher Kelman
It looks like you chose the second of the...

It looks like you chose the second of the examples you referenced. I like that balance as one doesn’t want the bg too harsh or too soft!

BRW, “contra lucem” is a term more associated with...
Forum: UV/IR Thermal or Xray Photography August 9th, 2018, 04:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 626
Posted By Asher Kelman
Makes sense! I was thinking you had such a...

Makes sense! I was thinking you had such a perfect sense of 3D space like a real predator!

Asher
Forum: UV/IR Thermal or Xray Photography August 9th, 2018, 10:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 626
Posted By Asher Kelman
Are you using a tripod to get such seemingly...

Are you using a tripod to get such seemingly reproducible framing?

If it’s handheld, you are a wizard!

Asher
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